GRANITE

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Places:

  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Edinburgh

Subjects:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Construction and engineering
  • Landscapes and seascapes
  • Water and waterways

Genres:

  • Amateur
  • Educational

People/organisations:

  • Scottish Educational Film Association (SEFA)

Decade:

  • 1940s

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Title: GRANITE

Reference number: 1596

Date: 1949

Production company: SEFA (Aberdeen Group)

Sound: silent

Colour: bw

Fiction: non-fiction

Running time: 5.22 mins

Description: Granite mining used for sculpture, road making, stone bridges and housing.

Teaching notes.

Shotlist: Credits (.07); General views of granite quarry, probably Rubislaw near Aberdeen (.25); In several parts of Britain large granite masses occur near the surface. Map (.42); Blocks of granite are forced out by blasting. Man fills hole with charges. Shot of explosion (1.11); Splitting blocks to shape by hand. Man uses row of nails and hammer to split large block (1.45); The finest blocks go to the granite yards. General views of blocks on conveyor (2.07); Cutting - smooth steel blades are fed with mud containing steel shot. General views sawing. (2.28); Cut block wheeled out of yard (2.38); Preparation of a stone by dressing and polishing. General views of man operating power tool (2.56); Sculpture. By power tool (3.03); Road making - granite setts. Blocks are split by hand (3.30); Squad of men lay setts on road (3.34); Crushed granite for road surfacing. General views of crushing process (3.54); Bridges and breakwaters. Shots of stone bridge, probably over the River Dee, the Forth railway bridge and a harbour wall (4.34); Granite for building. Stonemason chipping at a block. Shots of half built premises (4.46); Granite Regency style crescent (5.53); Long shot along Union Street, Aberdeen. Shots of the exterior of Marischal College (5.05); Map (5.16); ecs (5.22)